Don’t Forget Christ

Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but Xmas and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. The “-mas” part is from the Latin-derived Old English word for Mass,[1] while the “X” comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek wordΧριστός which comes into English as “Christ“.[2]

There is a common belief that the wordXmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas[3] by taking the “Christ” out of “Christmas”, but its use dates back to the 16th century.

So let’s not forget what CHRIST is about. Cause he didn’t forget about our sins. He died for everyone not just a few selected one’s. Happy birthday. Thanks for all your blessings.

Robert 62 Motley


2 thoughts on “Don’t Forget Christ

  1. maddmombetty December 24, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    You are the second blogger that I have seen to note this, and I thank you. I actually learned about this in my music history class in college, and I found it fascinating. It also gave me a greater appreciation for the early Christians. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. rob62motley December 24, 2014 / 4:06 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and yours az well.

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